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for the hill newspaper amy stoddard former national spokesman for the white house, president obama's white house tommy vetor and former adviser to mitt romney's presidential campaign kevin madden. kevin, not surprising, i'm going to start with you. >> really? >> even though 80%, 90% of the country supports this legislation and it was up for a vote, toomey is suggesting although i understand he has back tracked a little since that statement, suggesting it really just came down to republicans didn't want to give obama a victory. >> look. the kind of politics you see in washington, d.c. is absurd. as sure as dogs will bark in a tunnel politicians in washington, d.c. are going to play politics. this did come down to policy in the minds of many opposed to the bill. some folks said that we're proponents, believed it was good policy and those opposed believed it was bad policy. at the heart of a lot of opposition on an issue that is so important like the second amendment to many people is the belief we don't need another set, another level of federal gun laws. that was the opposition, at the hear
gets worse, and this is the jam the obama white house is in. >> the other big story that's been certainly talked about from the huffington post is the bangladesh tragedy. the garment facility that crumbled because of the way that it was made and the poor care going into it and then this makes us all think and take a double look at what we're wearing, where we're getting things and how it's coming in to the u.s. explain to all of us the bigger -- the connective tissue, that is, that we should be concerned about as americans when we look at that tragedy and realize that 500 people perished just going to work. >> right. you know, every time something like this happens, this is the worst one that's happened in a very, very long time, but every time there's a fire or a building collapse, the western world and the western brands kind of unite around the idea that okay, we're going to start inspecting these factories in bangladesh better. we're going to make sure that they have better standards. and they put all of the blame on bangladesh, as if they kind of had no idea that this was h
at a white house news conference, obama called the indefinite imprisonment of over 100 people unsustainable, but defended the ongoing force feeding of those on a hunger strike to win their freedom. >> the idea we would still a group ofrever individuals who have not been tried, that is contrary to who we are, contrary to our interests and it needs to stop. i am going to go back at it because i think it is important. >> are you going to continue force feeding these individuals? >> i do not want them to die. the pentagon is trying to manage the situation as best they can, but i think all of us should reflect on why exactly are we doing this? why are we doing this? >> in a statement, a group representing guantanamo bay prisoners welcome to obama's closure pledged but urged him to take immediate action the center for constitutional rights said obama should immediately released 86 people already cleared for transfer and lift his self-imposed moratorium on returning yemeni nationals to their home country. we will speak with the center for constitutional rights after headlines. the obama administra
former president. twice barack obama won the white house by running against him, in '08 and again in '12. he's never carped. he never criticized. i think that has played well with people. it's hard to look back and say that iraq was anything other than a disaster, and and you can see the shadow and echoes of iraq in the disiks right now as we approach syria or anyplace else-- iran. it's-- you know, that is-- that was a defining moment for this country's foreign policy. >> woodruff: and for his presidenciy? >> yeah, i think it was the poeps-9/11. iraq and afghanistan, it's hard to defend the iraq war as we see it right now. i do think preventing another terror attack, creating that apparatus, that's on the plus side of the ledger. i'm not sure it will outweigh when history judges but i do think he gets credit for that. >> the one thing i do agree with david with is mitt romney lost in 2012 in large part because he at no point did not show any empathy. by 81-18 voters on election day said barack obama cares more about people like me than mitt romney. and they could have used a large dollop
at guantanamo without charges since the early 2000's. >>> president obama poked fun at him and the president at the annual white house correspondent's dinner. he showed himself with a picture of bangs a fashion move praised when mrs. obama cut her hair. the president tackled the controversy that came up during his last california visit. >> i happened to mention that calmalla harris is the best- looking attorney general in the country. as you might imagine, i got in trouble when i got back home. [ laughter ] who knew eric holder was so sensitive? >> we spotted san francisco lee ed lee at dinner. the dinner raises money for journalism scholarships the bay area city that made the list of one of the most ten well-read places on the earth. >> but first a dedicated group takes to the streets of oakland to call to the end of violence. >> halfway through, we were panting. >> climbing for a cause. why it wasn't baseball that brought hundreds to at&t park this morning? authorities in oakland detained about a dozen people overnight for allegedly throwing bottles at sheriff's deputies the sheriff'
to be with you. >>> taking you to a developing story now. live pictures at the rose garden at the white house. president obama is announcing the nomination of penny pritzger. let's listen in. >> we know he's going to be extraordinary leading that institution. but today i'm in a position to nominate two extraordinary individuals to continue the work of ron and becky as key members of my economic team. as i said in my state of the union address, when it comes to growing our economy and our middle class, we should focus on three things. number one, making sure america's a magnet for good jobs. number two, helping workers earn the skills they need to get those jobs, and number three, making sure their hard work actually leads to a decent living. both these individuals share that focus. first, i'm not naming penny pritzger to serve as my secretary of commerce. now, penny is one of our country's most distinguished business leaders. she's got more than 25 years of management experience in industries including real estate, finance, and hospitality. >> when he says hospitality, she's from the hyatt ho
money out of the pockets of the newly unemployed. in his weekly address president obama warned that unless congress agrees to find new ways to tax and spend, the painful budget cuts will continue. >> and we can't just keep putting band-aids on every cut. >> reporter: the white house says many of those cuts will impact the vulnerable, like low income women and children who get meals through federal programs. groups that don't have the type of muscle to lobby for relief says sarah binder with the brookings institution. she's tracking the fallout. >> clinics that are paid by medicare that are affected by sequestration who are saying we have long lines, we're turning away patients. patients have to travel. i believe they are going to try to organize to try to put that type of bipartisan pressure on congress. >> reporter: any bending on capitol hill won't come until at least next month. congress left washington this weekend for a nine day break. negotiations are likely to go on through the fall. jeff. >> jeff: margaret, thank you. cbs news learned this president obama will nominate
to be the next u.s. trade representative. froman is a former executive at citigroup. mr.obama made the announcements in the white house rose garden. >> i've had a chance to get to know penny and mike not just as leaders and professionals but also as friends. one of the reasons i'm proud to nominate them is they don't forget what matters. they know this is not about just growing balance sheets. it's about growing opportunity for people. it's about growing a sense of security for the middle class. and most of all they operate with integrity and they understand that public service is a privilege. >> holman: both nominees are predicted to have easy senate confirmations. one final cabinet nomination remains to lead the small business administration. there were reports out of syria today that 50 to 100 people, including women and children, were killed by government troops and gunmen. the british based syrian observatory for human rights said president assad's forces took over a village near the mediterranean coast. many reportedly were executed by gunfire or knives. people who fled said
at white house correspondents dinner. this year, president obama obliged. making this "favorite story of the day." abc's david muir has all the highlights. >> reporter: it started with his entrance. >> thank you. how do you like my new entrance music? rush limbaugh warned you about this, second term, baby! >> reporter: about aging in office. >> i did it. these days i look in the mirror and i have to admit, i am not the strapping young muslim socialist that i used to be. i understand second term. need a burst of new energy. so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. >> even the first lady laughing at that. about one of mitt romney's biggest supporters. >> you know sheldon adelson spent $100 million of his own money last year on negative ad. you have got to really dislike me to spend that kind of money. sheldon would have been better off offering me $100 million to drop out of the race. i probably wouldn't have taken it, but i thought about it. michelle would have taken it. you think i'm joking. i know republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012. but one thing they all agree o
may have been pushed through a little too fast. a top white house official tells me this morning, president obama was prepared to sign the bill into law today but now must wait until tuesday. a spelling error in the bill needs kreked first. bianna? >> unbelievable. jeff, thank you. >>> we turn to an astonishing discovery here in new york city. a piece of landing gear found in an alley near the world trade sent person where the metal is believed to have fallen from is quite remarkable, john. >> reporter: remarkable indeed. authorities believe it came from one of the planes that crashed into the world trade center. it's lodged in an alley behind me. because this construction site for a mosque hasn't been touched for more than a decade, authorities don't know how it got here. police are on guard, treating it as a crime scene. investigators this morning are puzzled by an alarming discovery. look at this metal part of an airplane, believed to be landing gear from one of the hijacked jum poe gets that crashed into the world trade towers. >> after a long period of time, i'm amazed. >> r
offensive tackle dave quizenbury, and mark anthony to the ravens. >>> it's 9:26, and president obama laps up controversy at the white house correspondence dinner >> for dmample whole controversy about jay z going to cuba. unbelievable. i've got 99 problems and now jay z is one of them. >> we'll tell you the best jokes of the night including one about california attorney general pamela harris. >> and an intruder is expected of stabbing a nine-year-old girl in her rancho calaveras home has been on the run for nearly 20 hours. the latest on the manhunt and homicide investigations. >>> we're doing a house-to- house search. in some cases we're searching extensively into attics. >> a manhunt is under way in calaveras county this morning, after a young girl was killed inside her own home. good morning, welcome back to mornings on 2. it's sunday, april 28th. i'm claudine wong. >> and i'm mike mibach. the stabbing happened yesterday in the rancho calaveras area, about 60 miles southeast of sacramento, and the suspect is still on the loose, katie udhes has been tracking this story all morning. what's
. to understand options are dwindling. >> now, new voices are adding to pressure for the obama administration to do something about indefinite detention and ongoing hunkers strike. the chairman of the senate select intelligence committee has called on the white house to advise. whether there are suitable places to continue to hold or resettle the detainees cleared for release. in a letter to defense secretary check hegel, the largest doctors group denounced for speeding. -- defense secretary chuck hagel. detainees launched a hunger strike in february over what they say were envious of searches of their cells and mishandling of the iran. the military denied the charges. -- mishandling of the koran. human-rights groups say it is long past time for the obama administration to fulfill promises. >> not sustainable for the administration to continue the policy of indefinite detention and what to do with the men picked up after the start of the so-called war on terror more than a decade ago. >> still ahead -- ♪ cattle herders of tanzania are fighting the government for their land. plus, hospitals
warmers, they have come back around. what's old is new. the white house started to publish animated jibs on tumblr. in a posting the white house declared it would pronounce as gif, hard g. this according to the obama administration even though inventors at compu serve insist it's pronounced gif. trust me, this actually matters to older geeky programmers. back to you. >> that was a fun segment. thank you, scott. >>> more women are getting plastic surgery on their arms coming according to american society of plastic surgeons. the number of surgeons on upper arms has skyrocketed over the last decade 4,000%. many point to celebrities who have not had the surgery but are physically fit, madonna, beyonce, michelle obama as a motivating factor. doctors point out it does not increase musçle tone, not a weight loss procedure. the surgery it receives costs $4,000. >> apparently everything is fair game when it comes down to cosmetic surgery. >>> christina loren, i don't think we need to do any surgery on the sky, it's beautiful. >> the beach, that way. that way, guys. good morning to you. i've got
and it accused the u.s. and britain of lying. >> on thursday, the white house said it had concluded with some confidence that the syrian government had used chemical weapons. the british government is backing that as well. obama added on friday again that chemical weapons use is a game changer. >> the claims have not changed anything on the ground in syria. government troops pushed into two northern damascus neighborhoods on friday, triggering heavy fighting with rebels. >> syrian government forces are concentrating their firepower on damascus. troops loyal to the regime have been pounding rebel positions. as the fighting escalates, so does evidence that the regime has used a deadly chemical agents against rebel forces. has the syrian president crossed the red line? that would be a game changer for western nations. the u.s. president, barack obama, said investigations were still ongoing, but -- >> the use of potential weapons of mass destruction on civilian populations crosses another line with respect to international norms and international law. that is going to be a game changer. >> britis
to speak to those americans evacuated from benghazi, but claim the white house won't release the names. the administration argues they have answered all relevant questions. president obama said tuesday he remains focused on finding out what happened. >> our job with respect to benghazi has been to fin out exactly what happened. to make sure that the u.s. embassy, not just in the middle east, but around the world are safe and secure. and to bring those who carried it out to justice. >> but eight months later, no suspects and no arrests. this week, the families of the fallen will see the names of their loved ones unveiled here at the u.s. state department. added to the list ambassador chris stevens, glen dougherty, ty woods, and sean smith. the union representing the foreign service says some members have questions about how these deaths could have been avoided. secretary kerry and vice president biden about honor the victims and other fallen service officers at a ceremony held here tomorrow. >> margaret brennan, thanks. >>> several wildfires burning in california. m
to speak to those americans evacuated from benghazi but claim the white house won't release the names. the administration argues that they have answered all relevant questions. president obama said tuesday he remains focused on finding out what happened. >> our job with respect to benghazi has been to find out exactly what happened, to make sure that u.s. embassies, not just in the middle east but around the world, are safe and secure, and to bring those who carried it out to justice. >> but eight months later there are no suspects and no arrests. this week the families of the fallen will see the names of their loved ones unveiled here at the u.s. state department. added to the list, ambassador chris stevens, glen doherty, ty woods, and sean smith. the union representing the foreign service also has questions about how these deaths could have been carried. they'll honor others aet a ceremony held here tomorrow. >> all right. margaret brennan, thank you. >>> and several wildfires are burning in california. much of southern california is under a red flag warning. that's because of wind,
obampoked fun at him and the president at the annual white house rrespondent's dinner. he showed himself with a picture of bangs a shion move praised when mrs. obama cut her hair. the president tackled the controversy that came up during his last cafornia visit. >> i happened to mention that calmalla harris is the best- country. ttorney general in the as you might imagine, i got in trouble when i got back home. [ laughter ] who knew eric holder was so sensitive? >> we spotted san francisco lee lee at dinner. the dinner raises money for journalism scholarships the bay area city that made the list of one of the most ten well-rea places on the earth. >> but first a dedited group takes to the streets of oakland takes to the streets of oakland to call to the look at them kids. [ sigh ] they have no idea what it was like before u-verse high speed internet. yeah, you couldn't just stream movies to a device like that. one time, i had to wait half a day to watch a movie. you watched movies?! i was lucky if i could watch a show. show?! man, i was happy to see a sneezing panda clip! trevor, hav
of white voters that voted for obama this time around. latinos, maybe next time around, are not -- not going to be that happy with the democratic party. they haven't been that party with the obama administration at all. so -- it is kind of -- kind of -- oh, latinos are automatically going to vote one way or another. these guys need to earn people's votes. both the democrats and the republicans. and that takes a lot of effort on the ground and doing your homework. and -- showing the party, you know, showing the people that, you know, you care. i think that has been definitely a challenge for the conservative party for the republican party and so there is a lot of homework to be done. especially there latino community. >> democrats get angry when i say that. the idea that inevitable march of democrats to victory, it is somewhat foolish. we have seen this before. talking about this before. people talking about the coalition roosevelt brought about in the '30s would never break apart. it did break apart in the is he 60s. democrats need to think about how to keep voters toge
that assad regime likely used chemical weapons. president obama has reportedly said it would force action but he stopped short of saying with a action would be taken. white house is very concerned about the use of chemical weapons against rebels and civilians but equally concerned that they may fall in the hands of extremist groups. president obama on friday reduced expectations that u.s. would intervene anytime soon. american officials are fearful as bad as the situation is today, if assad is removed and the international community intervenes in syria things could get worse because nobody knows who would replace him. there are a lot of groups fighting in syria that really do scare the international community and policymakers. >> on to libya now an armed standoff is under way. they are surrounding the foreign ministry building. many supporters of old regime moammar khadafy remain in government positions still. they wanted to remove them. negotiations are underway and officials say no one has of yet entered the building. >> heather: tragic developments in bangladesh. a fire breaking out in
the president obama announcing his nominations. don lothian is standing by live at the white house. christine romans is here with us. both of these people, friends of the president, right? >> they are. i think you have seen the president very comfortable appointing people to cabinet positions who he has a long relationship with. penny going back to his days in chicago. she was born in chicago. and she was part of the preside president's -- this is someone who the president is very comfortable with. mike froman is someone he has known since he was a young man in law school. they were classmates together. he's been there with the president when it comes to these tough issues. the g 20 and g 8 as well. president obama rounding out the cabinet positions with people he thinks are best for the job and people he knows on a personal level. >> tell us how these two will affect the economy if they're confirmed. >> you're the person who is the point person around the world for the president. mike froman is the one who did all the work before you get there. he is someone who is known around the world for
? caller: you do not know who he is? [laughter] he is a brain surgeon. he was at the white house correspondents back fist -- breakfast, and he sort of chewed out obama. host: no more politicians? .aller: we need americans the democrats are corrupt, and the republicans are corrupt. fast and furious, eric holder. right here, and ghazi -- benghazi. said, forinton americans dead, what did that matter? they were asking for help, and america did not give them none. host: brian calling for no more politicians in the 2016 race for the white house. a few more headlines from you -- for you. here is the "washington post" story on president obama's comments yesterday on u.s. troops on the ground in syria that is the story from "the washington post." on the same subject, this from today's "new york times" -- that story in today's "new york times" if you want to read more on that. on the subject of the 2016 race and your choice for president in the 2016 contest, we will go to ted from jefferson, iowa. good morning. caller: good morning, c-span. i just wanted to basically give a dutiful an iowa
watching president obama win 71% of the latino vote in last year's election, many republicans believe in immigration bill has to pass if they're going to have a shot at winning the white house in 2016. even so, florida republican senator marco rubio knows that the bill he has helped device as part of the senate's gang of eight is far from a sure thing. rubio told the conservative mike gallagher show tuesday. >> the bill that is in place right now probably can't pass the house. it will have to be adjusted because people are suspicious about the willingness of the government to enforce the laws now and in theture. >> which didn't seem to bother white house press secretary jay carney. >> well, i haven't heard that assessment. i think as the president and others have made clear we're still in our oral stages here. we have a comprehensive immigration reform bill that was authored by republicans and democrats in the senate, and has significant bipartisan support but that process is still moving forward. >> john: in fact, the senate judiciary committee is supposed to start marking up the bil
to a white house official. mayor anthony fox will run the department and will be president obama's first black nominee to the cap net in his second term. yet again this morning in south and that takes the past week's death toll to around 200. two car bombs detonated in one in another city, a car bomb >>> now let's go to jackie deangelis at the new york stock exchange. boeing's 787 dream liner is back more than to incidence of >>> at the box office, pain and gain taking the number one spot before the debut here in the u.s. this weekend. >>> new york's tallest building the skyscraper is rising up into the place where the twin towers were destroyed on 9/11. a beautiful sight to behold. it will have great say. >> mr. roker is here with a >> we had wild weather over the a lot of flooding and amazing sugarland, texas with the houston alone, 150 high water roof collapse and buildings franklin, tennessee, talking here's what's going on in the 30.8 feet, and over the next 72 hours, we expect to top out at below what they expected and hopefully all that sandbagging will hold. we will get to the lo
on what president obama's increasingly graying hair might mean. >> number 5. >> your hair is so white it could be a member of your cabinet. >> ooh. >> the president obviously getting slammed for not having a more minority -- more minorities in his cabinet. he took care of that when he named mel watt head of fsha. the president had his turn at the podium. he did very, very well. and he talked about the little gaffe he made when he phrased california attorney general pamela harris for being the most beautiful attorney general in the country. >> number 4? >> i am not in california. i happen to mention pamela harris is the best-looking attorney general in the country. as you might imagine i got trouble when i got back home. who knew eric holder was so sensitive. >> bill: very funny the first time around. the president, cnn came in for quite a few knox in the evening, from conan o'brien, but it was president obama who got the first shot in at cnn. remember, this is after john king up in boston reported that they arrested the suspect in the bombing case when
"washington journal," we will look at president 0,'s second term -- president obama's second term. followed by an update on the situation in syria with jeffrey white. peter settled joins us. tweets,h your calls, and e-mails at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. the national rifle association held its annual meeting this weekend in houston tx. we will show you some of the featured speakers, including wayne lapierre, nra ceo. 8:35 eastern here on c-span. the anti-defamation league hosted its centennial summit last week in washington. keynote speaker talked about counter-terrorism efforts, i ran bang pots nuclear program, and syria. this is half an hour. >> pan am flight 103, munich twin towers and the pentagon, a move by, tokyo subway, the london underground, the images of two terrorist attacks are seared in our minds and the mere mention of those words and those places fill us with anger and sorrow. and now, unfortunately, boston gets added to that list. our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who were killed and our prayers for healing go to the wounded. boston is strong, indeed. t
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